Quality and effective apprenticeships: Council adopts European framework

15.03.2018

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The Council today adopted a recommendation on a framework for quality and effective apprenticeships which will help young people to enter the world of work.

The recommendation encourages the development of a highly skilled and qualified workforce which is responsive to the needs of the labour market. By applying common criteria for the quality and effectiveness of apprenticeships, member states will be better able to develop and promote their national apprenticeship schemes.

"It’s very positive that is a short period of time the Council managed to reach a common understanding for the quality and effectiveness criteria to be used to maintain and develop the national apprenticeship schemes. It’s a step in the right direction to support further young people's entry in the labour market, as well as adults’ career progression and transition into employment."

Biser Petkov, Minister for Labour and Social Policies of Bulgaria and President of the Council

Read the full press release here.

Visit the meeting the page on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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